Best Of Minnesota

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Best Of Minnesota: Candy Store

WCCO viewers said the Best Candy Store in the state is the same one that’s become a landmark in downtown St. Paul – Candyland.

02/09/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Bakery

The hunt for Best of Minnesota: Bakery saw the biggest response from WCCO viewers in the history of the franchise.

02/02/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Happy Hour

WCCO viewers’ pick for Best Happy Hour has a great combination of good food, drink specials, and something fun to do.

01/19/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Skiing Area

Thousands of votes came in over the last couple of weeks, as we tried to find the best ski area in the state. Places a little closer to metro like Wild Mountain got huge support on Facebook. But the spot with the most votes lies just an hour from the Canadian border — Lutsen Mountains on Lake Superior’s North Shore.

01/12/2013

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2012 Tasted Good: The Best New Restaurants That Opened In Minnesota

The increase in new restaurants around the metro area signals a growing interest for inventive bites. Check out this list to see what 2012 brought to the mouths of Minnesotans.

12/26/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Hot Chocolate

The aptly named Bread & Chocolate in St. Paul is home to WCCO viewer’s favorite hot chocolate.

12/22/2012

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Best Concerts To Look Forward To In 2013

With a new year comes new musical acts. Check out what artists 2013 has in store for Minnesotans.

12/20/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Delis

For a Jewish kid from the East Coast, Cecils Deli in St. Paul, might be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

12/15/2012

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Copycats: The Best Cover Bands In Minnesota

Looking for a local cover band that plays your favorite tunes? Check out this list for some of the best cover bands in Minnesota.

12/13/2012

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Best Of MN: Christmas Tree Farm

It doesn’t get any more authentic than cutting down your favorite Christmas tree by hand.

12/08/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Butcher Shop

Minnesota is a state of hunters and fishermen, so there aren’t many things more important than meat.

12/01/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Pumpkin Pie

This time of year, it seems like pumpkin makes its way into just about everything. WCCO viewers picked the place with the best pumpkin pie in Minnesota, and this location has been serving up over-sized treats for decades.

11/03/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Haunted House

With Halloween just around the corner, haunted houses are popping up all over the Twin Cities.

10/13/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Oktoberfest

WCCO viewers picked Gasthof’s in northeast Minneapolis as the best place to celebrate Oktoberfest.

10/06/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Apple Orchard

While Sweetland Orchard out of Webster, Minn., lost close to 90 percent of its crop – as many orchards had a tough 2012 – they were still able to churn out what WCCO viewers called the Best Apple Cider in Minnesota.

09/29/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Mascot

In the Gopher Conference, you’ve got to be tough. Blooming Prairie sports teams are surrounded by fearsome creatures such as Panthers, Tigers, Buccaneers and Bulldogs.

09/15/2012

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Best Of MN: U Of M Sports Bar

Where’s the best place to proudly tout your maroon and gold gear? WCCO viewers picked the Best Sports Bar near the U as Stub & Herbs.

09/08/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Barbecue

When you think barbecue meccas, you probably don’t think of Minnesota. But there are some hidden gems around our state.

08/18/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Farmers Market

Earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton declared it Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. That’s a big deal, since there are more than 150 farmers markets statewide.

08/11/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Hiking

WCCO viewers voted and what’s the best hiking trail in Minnesota? It’s on the North Shore — Superior Hiking Trail.

08/04/2012

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Best Of MN: Where To Grab The Best Steak

WCCO-TV’s Matt Brickman was looking for the perfect spot to take his wife to celebrate her new job, so he asked you for the “Best Steak in Minnesota” and you filled his Twitter stream with dozens of restaurants.

07/28/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Best Fishing Launch

Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities there is to do in Minnesota during the summer.

07/21/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Roller Coasters

We’re fresh off of July 4, so if it doesn’t feel like summer for you yet — especially after the week we’ve had — maybe this will help: roller coasters.

07/07/2012

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Best Of Minn: Record Stores

When we asked for your help finding the best record store in Minnesota, it was kind of a no-brainer. There aren’t a ton of these places left, and there certainly aren’t many as legendary as the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.

06/30/2012

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Best Of MN: Best Food Truck In The Twin Cities

Right now, there’s close to 50 food trucks on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In fact, if you walk down Marquette Avenue in Minneapolis on a workday, you’re going to pass about 15 to 20 food trucks.

06/23/2012

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